Melbourne, April 22: Former Cricket Australia (CA) chairman and long-time cricket administrator Alan Crompton has passed away. He was 81 years old.
Crompton was Chairman of Cricket Australia, then known as the Australian Cricket Board (ACB), from 1992 to 1995.
A leading Sydney Grade cricketer for over 20 years, initially with Waverley and then Sydney University, Crompton held numerous positions in local, state and Australian cricket, including chairman of Cricket NSW and delegate to Cricket Australia. before his appointment as president of the ACB. As a member of the board, Alan also acted as team manager for the Australian test teams on three overseas tours.
Current CA President Lachlan Henderson paid tribute to Crompton.
“Everyone at Cricket Australia who worked with Alan and all those who benefited from his service to cricket will be deeply saddened by his passing. The energy, enthusiasm and experience that Alan brought to cricket in New South Wales and Australia for over 60 years was remarkable and leaves behind an exceptional legacy at every level of the game,” Henderson said in a statement.
“Our thoughts and condolences go out to Alan’s wife Gabby, his family and all those in the cricket world fortunate to have experienced his friendship and guidance,” he added.
Crompton was awarded the Order of Australia medal for services to cricket and life membership of Cricket NSW and the University of Sydney cricket club.